Rector of the college

Officer Of The College
  • Prof Jacob Plange-Rhule
    Rector
    Prof Jacob Plange-Rhule
Bsc MB ChB PhD FWACP FGCP FRCP

Professor Plange-Rhule is the Rector of the Ghana College of Physicians and Surgeons.

He had his undergraduate medical training at the School of Medical Sciences, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology. Subsequently, he obtained a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Renal Physiology from the Victorian University of Manchester, UK. Following that, he undertook his residency training in Internal Medicine. He is a Fellow West Africa College of Physicians; Fellow Ghana College of Physicians and a Fellow Royal College of Physicians, London.

Until recently Prof Plange-Rhule was the Head of the Department of Physiology of the School of Medical Sciences, Kumasi and a Consultant Physician in the Department of Medicine, Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) where he started the Hypertension and Renal Clinic and has overseen its operations for the past twenty years. He had also been the Head of Nephrology Services at the KATH prior to taking up his current appointment. He has over two decades of experience in undergraduate and postgraduate medical education.

He is an Honorary Senior Lecturer in the Department of Renal Medicine and Transplantation, St George’s, University of London. He was a Deputy Director of the Kumasi Centre for Collaborative Research (KCCR) of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana and a Past President of the Ghana Medical Association. He is the current President of the Ghana Kidney Association.

Professor Plange-Rhule has extensive experience in research, particularly, among populations of African origin, in the fields of hypertension, cardiovascular disease and cardiovascular disease epidemiology. He has engaged in several internationally funded research projects and has published extensively in these areas. He has also contributed chapters to two books.